Obermeyer Bond Ski Pants Review

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Obermeyer Ski Pants

I’ve been on the hunt for flattering, functional ski pants and bibs.

Surprisingly, they’re hard to find! And… they’re not cheap.

So I set out to try ski clothes from all sorts of brands.

I tried everything from affordable brands, to popular name brands and even designer ski fashion brands, to see if I could find the perfect pair. Did a cute affordable ski pant exist? Do designer ski pants hold up to actual skiing? 

I’m doing quick reviews and first impressions of every ski pant and bib that I try. All the reviews are here if you want to search by brand.

Today’s review is of the Obermeyer Bond ski pant.

 

Obermeyer Bond Pant

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Obermeyer

Obermeyer is a ski apparel brand based in Aspen, Colorado. 

Founder Klaus Obermeyer started skiing in the Bavarian alps from the early age of 3. He studied to become an aeronautical engineer in Germany before arriving to the states at 27, where he eventually settled in Aspen as a ski instructor.

At the time, skiing was still a new sport and Obermeyer saw a gap in the market for proper ski clothing. He took a down blanket his mother had packed for him when he first left for America, and crafted a jacket out of it, creating an early version of the down ski jackets.

Today the company is still family owned and focuses on high performance ski wear. They make everything from ski jackets to snow pants, base layers and a whole range of winter accessories.

I hadn’t heard much about the brand until I picked out a couple of their ski pants to try, but I ended up being happily surprised!

Out of all the brands in the $150-300 price point (which is about ‘average’ price for snow pants), Obermeyer’s fit impressed me the most. 

 

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Obermeyer Bond Ski Pants

One of my favorite ski bibs is from Obermeyer, so I was curious to try the brand’s ski pants as well.

I previously reviewed the Malta ski bib and Cybele softshell ski jumpsuit, but this time I ordered some of their women’s ski pants.

The Bond ski pant is one of the brand’s best sellers, so I opted for it in black.

 

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Obermeyer Bond Pant Review

 

Fit

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These are a sleek fitting, flared ski pant.

They’re very fitted in the hips, thighs and butt. I like that the back waist is slightly higher than the front – that helps to prevent snow falling down your pants if you fall (or sit on your butt often like you do with snowboarding).

These are also fleece lined and very warm!

Some people prefer just a waterproof ski pant, but personally I like an insulated one.

 

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Sizing

I’m wearing a size 2 regular in these photos, but decided to exchange them for 1 size larger and I ended up preferring the size 4.

I think the measurements are true to size, but I found it difficult to comfortable pull these on over my base layers. I noticed that with insulated ski pants, it’s a bit more comfortable to size up!

Usually there’s not that big a difference in pant sizes so going up 1 or 2 sizes makes them a lot more comfortable to wear over base layers. 

Sometimes I even double up my bottom base layers as I like a bit more give in the legs.

 

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Pockets

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The bond pants are meant to be slim fitting, so there’s just one small pocket at the waist band. 

I don’t mind the lack of more pockets, since I usually store everything in my ski jacket. It also helps keep the pants a bit more streamlined.

 

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Legs

The legs of the Bond ski pant are quite flared, for a dramatic silhouette, but it also makes them easy to expand over boots.

There are also zippers on the sides of the legs that you can expand.

The bond pants come in so many different colors, so you can get classic black, a flashy white, fun camo,  etc!

 

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Overall, I thought the Obermeyer pants were a really flattering ski pant!

They're a classic waterproof snow pant, well designed and comfortable for long days on the slopes. If you like a fitted ski pant, I'd check these out

They also seem like a more affordable alternative to the popular Perfect Moment ski pants.

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I posted a couple try-on hauls of all the ski wear brands that I’ve tried. You can check them out on my Youtube channel here.

I also did a livestream on Amazon Live chatting all about dressing for the cold. 

I talk about winter fashion essentials, ski gear and cute (but affordable) ski clothes that you can shop on Amazon!

Watch a recap of the video here. Make sure to follow my Amazon shop page to join future livestreams!

 

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